Tree stakes are rarely good

When you plant a new tree you have to stake ir to keep it from falling over right? Not necessarily. A new tree should have a large enough rootball that it doesn’t need to be staked. What”s wrong with staking a tree? Take a look at the photo below in this Garland landscape and you’ll see what happens when the wire around the trunk gets forgotten.  Eventually the tree grows over the wire and girdles the tree – cutting off the supply of nutrients running between the roots and the leaves.  You’d be surprised at the number of trees I have seen this on.

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